"Dual discrimination" faced by aboriginal womenListen /
Aboriginal women in Australia are facing what has been described by a leading rights advocate as "dual discrimination."
The indigenous peoples of Australia make up less than 5 per cent of the country's total population.
Many face intolerance because of their ethnic background; women face the extra element of discrimination because of their gender.
Professor Megan Davis is the Chair of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and a rights activist.
She was recently in New York to celebrate International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, marked annually on 9 August.
She has been speaking to Daniel Dickinson